Sad day as Taraba commissioner dies after brief illness

Sad day as Taraba commissioner dies after brief illness

- Taraba commissioner for rural electrification, Alexander Markus Senlo, is dead

- Senlo was reported to have died on Monday, April 6, after a brief illness

- The deceased was a former local government council in the state

A report by the Nation indicates that Taraba state commissioner for rural electrification, Alexander Markus Senlo, is dead after a brief illness. gathered that Senlo, a former local government council chairman and two-time commissioner, died in a Yola hospital.

Meanwhile, had previously reported that the commissioner for health in Enugu, Professor Anthony Ugochukwu, was confirmed dead.

It was reported that Ugochukwu's death which took place at Memphis Hospital Enugu was disclosed on Saturday, April 4, by Honourable Jeff Mbah, a lawmaker of the state's House of Assembly who represents Oji River state constituency.

Mbah described the commissioner's demise a great loss to both the state and the entire nation.

In another report, the governor of the state, Darius Ishaku, returned to Jalingo, the state capital, after spending more than 80 days in Abuja.

Ishaku arrived at the Danbaba Suntai Airport, Jalingo, aboard a chartered aircraft at exactly 4:02 pm on Thursday, March 19.

He was received by the deputy governor, Haruna Manu, some top government officials and traditional rulers at the airport.

Since leaving Jalingo in December 2019 and moving to Abuja without transferring power to his deputy, Ishaku has not been seen in public.

His last official outing in Jalingo was on December 19, 2019, when he presented the 2020 budget to the state's House of Assembly.

Also, a non-governmental organisation, Connected Development (CODE), commended Governor Ishaku, for assenting to the State Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Bill before the stipulated deadline.

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The chief executive of CODE, Hamzat Lawal, stated that the Taraba government, including its House of Assembly, proved itself as the people’s parliament by rebuilding residents’ trust in government institutions to deliver on improved public services.

CODE had with the support of the USAID Effective Water Sanitation and Hygiene (E-WASH) Services Program, engaged with Taraba policymakers in November, urging that they erase bottlenecks and accelerate the processes for ensuring the WASH bill was signed to law.

Lawal added that assenting to the bill shows the readiness of the state to provide access to adequate safe water and basic sanitation that will promote the health, dignity, economic well-being and improved livelihood for residents. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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